Average Weather in January in Bishop California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 52°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 24°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 15°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bishop typically range from 58°F to 97°F, while on December 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 52°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in January
The month of January in Bishop experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bishop, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 19% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 2% on July 2.
Over the course of January in Bishop, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 11% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 7% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Bishop is essentially constant, remaining about 1.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.5 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Bishop is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.4 inches on January 3.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Bishop, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Bishop is 7:08 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 6:57 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:46 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:17 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Bishop during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 44 minutes later, at 8:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:04 AM and sets 9 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bishop is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in Bishop is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on October 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 5.4 miles per hour on January 10.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Bishop typically lasts for 6.0 months (182 days), from around April 23 to around October 22, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 17, and rarely ending before October 2 or after November 9.
The month of January in Bishop is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Bishop are essentially constant during January, remaining within 17°F of 17°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bishop is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 2.9 kWh to 3.7 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bishop are 37.364 deg latitude, -118.395 deg longitude, and 4,144 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bishop contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,155 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,791 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,041 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bishop is covered by cropland (60%), shrubs (17%), and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (87%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (70%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bishop year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bishop.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bishop according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Bishop is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bishop and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .